SUMMIT, NJ - Oak Knoll sophomore and Maplewood resident Keelin Schlageter was part of the team that claimed first place in the Catholic Math League (CML) geometry division, as two Royals placed nationally against hundreds of schools across the United States in the recent CML competition.

The Catholic Math League is a national math competition that is used by hundreds of schools as a special tool to assist in the development of mathematical skills for students in grades 3 and older. Each competition included four 30-minute tests, which were graded with winners being honored based on their cumulative scores.

In addition to Schlageter, the winning team included Mary Margaret Schroeder '20 of Summit, Katrina Bergen ’20, of Cranford; Avery Donahue ’20, of Madison; Cara Feit ’20, of Chatham; Juliana Feit ’20, of Chatham; Carolinie Hall '20 of New Providence and Faith Bulan ’20, of New Providence.

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Hall and Leticia Sefia ’21, who placed second and fourth nationally, respectively, were presented with certificates, and  Hall and Sefia received a copy of “Math Girls,” a young adult math-themed novel by Hiroshi Yuki. Hall also received a trophy.

Hall, of New Providence, and Sefia, of Irvington, were also among four Oak Knoll students who placed in the top three in the school’s division in their respective disciplines. Hall finished first in geometry while Sefia finished second in algebra I. Paula Sefia ’22, of Irvington, and Feit also finished in third place in pre-algebra and geometry, respectively.

“The Math Department is very proud of our students and their commitment and performance in Catholic Math League,” said Upper School Math Teacher Jennifer Peterson. “It’s wonderful to see so many students take an interest in math outside the classroom. The girls should be very proud of themselves and all their hard work.”